- Producer24/10/2016All About the Birds, the Bees, and Crazy Social GrowthNon-native English speakers may not catch the reference to the Birds and the Bees. We use the birds and bees metaphor to explain to children how humans make babies. I always thought that was strange. Using a whole bird is far too kinky. I should...
Comments24/10/2016 #24 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#21 Thanks, Deb. After a lot of back and forth and adding features etc, I'm in a big clean up phase now. I'm just getting the interface to be uniform. I'm also adding the multi-account tweeting to all scheduling functions.
After that will be some back-end tightening up, how-to videos, and we'll be ready to launch for real.24/10/2016 #23 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#22 A lot of that is not really being threatened per se, John. It's more like they have a ton of invested effort that they would rather not throw away.
The reasons I hear as to why they have not jumped over illustrate that. Talk about grasping at straws.
1 - The comment structure is weird: I found it strange too, at first. I quickly got used to it. Treed structures are nicer, but they can quickly dissolve into illegibility after a few levels. LI now uses trees with only one level of branching.
2 - I don't know anyone on beBee: Really? How would you know? Have you looked?
3 - There are 430 million people over here: So what? You can only reach a few dozen. By that logic, dump LI and go Twitter only. There are 4X as many monthly users there. (Don't do that... I'm being sarcastic)
4 - Views can't be real: Oh yes, they can. We were throttled for so long and so hard, that some think it's normal.
5 - Too much bee-talk it's too cutesy. Ok, so it is. Big whup.24/10/2016 #22 John White, MBAI agree strongly @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. What I find particularly intriguing about Twitter from the standpoint of promoting beBee is that the users on Twitter seem open to new ideas. Whereas on that other "blue" network people sometimes seem to be threatened by the emergence of a new network.24/10/2016 #20 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#19 Exactly, we could write the script to test for length, but then we wouldn't know exactly how you would want to cut it. When my app builds a RT it takes the first part of the tweet's text word by word until the max is hit. Then it throws in "..." and the URL
140 characters are all we get, but you can select anything. It's best to let the user self-edit his/her selection.
The tweet window would handle if the selected text was too long.
For what you liked: " https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?via=PaulCroubalian&text=Affinity%20and%20Synergy%20are%20closely%20related&url=https://t.co/q7OiyreuT8 Close24/10/2016 #12 Praveen Raj GullepalliThat gives a lot of us something new to think about dear PC. Rollickin serious buzz! :) Am glad that the Bird and the Bee are buzzing parallel and their paths would never ''cross'' literally. But virtually, the huge potential for far greater synergistic reach that your deep-tech talk postulates, is mondo.
- Producer20/10/2016My First TimeThis is a blog post of firsts. Firstly, it’s my first ever blog post. Yes, at age 36, and being a social media enthusiast it’s taken me until 2016 to get my blogging career off to a start. Secondly, it was the first time I’d met Alan Martin of Chat...
Comments20/10/2016 #8 Gary Farmer#6 Hi @Jim (Can I use the @ sign to hook people in here)? Anyway, yes, great points. My close networking friend Jan Barbosa has been singing the praises of BeBee since launch and I am keen to use it as much as possible. There are obviously a lot of social media platforms out there and we all have a limited amount of time to invest in them so the more beneficial and targeted they are (or allow you to be) - the better!20/10/2016 #6 Jim MurrayNice work Gary, an auspicious and informative debut. I hear what you are saying about the glut of content. This is why I blog out of beBee. Because here, you direct your content (as you have done) to 'hives' where there is already an affinity with what you are writing about. This is very ingenious and focused as a platform function, whereas places like LinkedIn & Twitter tend to be much more scattered. The other thing that has to be considered has less to do with the kind of content, but the loyalty you can build with a user base. Again, beBee is great for that. Will follow you and look forward to seeing more.20/10/2016 #3 Don KerrAnd a fine start too @Gary Farmer. Welcome aboard and I look forward to reading more about your experiences. BTW: On the topic of algorithms, a great interview on CBC Radio the other day with Cathy O'Neil.
She's a mathematician, she writes about quantitative issues on her blog mathbabe.org, and is the author of a new book, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. Fascinating stuff. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/331-it-s-overcomplicated-simpsons-by-the-data-and-more-1.3794248/weapons-of-math-destruction-1.3800536
- Producer24/10/2016Sometimes writing goes beyond entertaining...I thought I’d pass along this wonderful comment from someone who won my book on GoodReads. Every writer wants to be read. This reminds us that occasionally (and I mean occasionally), we do some good in this world.Robert Bruce Cormack is a...
- 24/10/2016FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A MASTER OP-ED BLOGGER... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/on-trees-trolls-trust-and-truth
- Producer24/10/2016PRESS RELEASE FOR: THE FABULOUS BOOKWORMZILLAS!http://www.TheFabulousBookwormzillas.orghttp://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chihuahua-predicts-election-in-new-book-by-the-fabulous-bookwormzillas-300339034.html?tc=eml_cleartime...
- Producer23/10/2016BUOYANCY, AN ESSENTIAL ART OF LIVING!The movie, ‘Titanic’ made an immense impact across the world out of its high quotient of ‘Emotional Intelligence’ and accordingly made a niche as a story of ‘Love Affairs’, where struggling for survival took a back seat, while ‘Love affair’ made...
Comments23/10/2016 #1 Ali AnaniYou shall excuse my short comment dear@debasish majumder- This is lovely writing "At the same time, we do fight with the system we construe, which might sometimes cause impediments to our natural influx, bringing disruption to our available system'. I loved the way you highlighted a love story having more attention than survival. May be love is survival
- Producer21/10/2016Green roofing alternativesGreen roofing is considered the ultimate eco-friendly roofing option. While green roofing isn’t exactly new—people have been using their rooftops to serve as additional garden space for decades—it’s only become a more popular roofing option in...
- 20/10/2016This is cool It's interesting to see how much effort goes into translating/localizing a creative work. But also how that effort allows millions of people around the world can share a common cultural experience (Harry Potter).Harry Potter and the translator's nightmare Accio Harry Potter translations! Translating the Harry Potter books written by J.K. Rowling, in over 60 languages around the world, was not for the faint of...
- Producer16/10/2016Speak up... nothing gets solved unless you do.I was at a conference a little while back and had the opportunity to listen to a speaker named Talli Osborne. Without getting into her story, I think it is safe to say she was inspirational, motivational and will look back on a very rich life when...
Comments20/10/2016 #20 Phil Friedman@Graham Edwards, this is not only, to my mind, a great post, but it is an absolute breath of fresh air on social media, where we are constantly told not to speak up, lest we piss someone off. Well, I have to tell you that, in my experience, the only thing that shuts down most people is if you raise your voice and become obnoxious. But people will not know what you are thinking or suggesting or saying UNLESS YOU SPEAK UP. Confidently, as you point out. Firmly, as you imply. And never apologetically. Yea, there are a few, although I venture to say a very few, in the real worlds of business and academics who will get pissed off over any challenge to what they are thinking or saying... but they are hardly worthwhile to deal with anyway. In the real world. Perhaps, the problem on social media is that so many people are here to be stroked and patted and told that they are great, the perception of the slightest challenge or deviation from what is seen as "positive" is faced with abhorrence. I always tell my consulting clients right off the bat, if you don't want to hear my opinion, don't ask me, and certainly don't hire me. I have never yet had one back out. That is not to say I've never been ignored, for I have many times. But I have never been not hired, or fired for speaking my mind about an important issue. Kudos on this one. And cheers!20/10/2016 #18 Sara JacoboviciI want to thank @Renée Cormier for bringing my attention to your buzz @Graham Edwards. Well written and a great catalyst for an important discussion. This topic is not an easy, clear cut one. As discussed in your comments and those of your readers, so many factors are involved environmentally and intrapersonal and interpersonal issues. Along with the many insightful and practical suggestions already made, I would like to add a couple from my perspective. The first is to focus on what is being discussed, the issues, the project, the goals, the challenges, rather than on the people involved in the discussion. The second comes from a Helen Keller quote: “I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do something I can do.” The important work is in the mindset you develop prior to entering a discussion. None of this is easy but definitely worth the effort.19/10/2016 #16 Sara Jacobovici#4 Well said (pun intended) @Harvey Lloyd. All your points are valid and your conclusion powerful: "The differences one hears in the speak out is not only audible, but clearly different in many other areas. I agree we do need to speak out more. I would offer though, we need to ensure that how we speak up is just as important as the act itself."17/10/2016 #15 Harvey Lloyd#13 Based on previous comments here and other places your principals have been very evident @Renée Cormier. This is why i enjoy your commentary. I would rephrase some of your comments concerning standing up for others. In the not to long ago past, we could stand up and hold folks accountable for poor treatment of others. (Another speaking out context) Today i find that many victims who require that voice of support are really victims of misunderstanding expectations.
I generally approach these situations with win-win. An old worn out strategy that has been given new names along the way, like EI. But asking the victim of such events, what they wanted and determining if it is achievable. To often i see folks speak out for or against something prior to understanding the real issues. They are usually plugged in tight with the emotional issues and tend to skip the facts, what can be achieved or demonstrate how to achieve a win for both. Of course this methodology will not get your video a million hits on youtube.
I triple agree with you on the speaking up consequences. If you are going to practice a win-win approach and the situation requires a strong voice , then stand. Once the sword is drawn though, it won't see its sheath before victory. It is wise to know the battle prior to drawing the sword.
..."those who speak to make noise...." Then you must be totally enjoying the American Presidential Debates.17/10/2016 #14 Renée CormierBy the way, I am anything but a confrontational person. I never look for a fight, and I actually hate conflict. It is only when the issue is highly important that I will engage in the battle. Most battles are not worth the effort for me. I'd make a terrible lawyer. :)17/10/2016 #13 Renée Cormier@Harvey Lloyd and @Graham Edwards, I am an intensely practical person and also a very principled person. I have stuck my neck out and spoken my mind, to my own detriment, on more than one occasion. The result is that on different occasions in my life, I have been fired, threatened with eviction and labelled a dissenter. That's okay. I am strong and I can take it. I will stand up for what is right because someone needs to. I will defend the weak, because someone needs to. I will voice concerns because someone needs to. The personal consequences matter less to me than making things right for others in the long term. The result is that even though I got kicked for it, I still managed to make a difference and that is really what matters. My thinking is that if you are going to speak up, then you should make it matter. My sentiment about those who just speak to make noise is much like Harvey's. Who needs them?17/10/2016 #12 Harvey Lloyd#6 I agree with speaking up @Renée Cormier. But you introduced some context to speaking up, two specifically, Professionally and Personally. If i don't know that something is irritating to you then i can't change, would be a personal call to speak up. If i am the leader of a project, group or problem then when you speak up please stay focused on the agenda. If you wish to add to the conclusions made prior to the resolution of the fix then see me after the meeting. But please speak up, i want to hear all insights.
I guess i was coming from a perspective of being over loaded with folks speaking up, where @Graham Edwards was referring to the group of folks that have difficulty finding their voice in challenging situations (shy). I was discussing the other end where folks seem to share their thoughts openly inside meetings where free thinking was held last week. We are currently on to execution now.
Lively discussion. I do encourage folks to speak up, but also guide them through the process. My assumption is you would be speaking up for a reason. The reason represents an outcome you would like to see happen/added to the current dialogue. It's worth working through the best way to present the information so that all can hear. Also it helps if the forum is appropriate for the input. These and other techniques are typical in leadership settings where the leader is trying to insert their wisdom. It seems this is appropriate for all participants. These are fairly high level concepts if you are still working through courage issues of just speaking out.17/10/2016 #10 Graham Edwards#5 Thanks for speaking up @Kevin Pashuk. : ) Your insight is always appreciated and ... insightful. I'm an INTP in Myers-Briggs terms so when I wrote this I wrote it as a constant reminder for myself. And yes, it is always helpful that when you say something worth saying, or at least contrary to what currently being bantered around the table.17/10/2016 #8 Graham Edwards#3 Thanks of the comment @Lisa Gallagher. I did say "If you are shy, please get over it."... haha. To your point, it is something we have to work very hard at... as I have said, "I may not like it but it isn't a problem". I hate doing videos but at least I don't freak out anymore... and I will keep doing them (apologies to everyone). I think your advice to @Vincent Andrew is fantastic and I appreciate it for myself too.17/10/2016 #7 Graham Edwards#2 I noticed comments can only have up to 2000 characters so this is now shorter than my original....
Thanks for your comment and your question @Vincent Andrew. I will admit it is a big question so I invite others to weigh in but here are some of my initial thoughts to How would you encourage the most timid amongst us to speak up?
Up front I will say much of what I had mentioned in my post I have learned over the years as I am a natural introvert, reflector and observer. With the said this is what comes to mind.
Profile yourself... you can do a quick and dirty Myers - Briggs on line.
Develop some goals and objectives regarding not being timid and getting your voice and ideas out there.
Discover what modes of communication you are most comfortable with, is is verbal, written, video, small groups, large groups, etc and play to your strength to get your voice out there.
Participate in your small team meetings as these are (in theory) are safe places.
Participate on social media platforms to start practicing your "voice, ideas, and things you would like to say" You can play to your strengths.
Have a list of questions ready so if someone calls on you, the response is easy... "Yes Mr Leader, I would like you know your leadership style and what is the best way to communicate with you?"
I hope this has helped...17/10/2016 #6 Renée Cormier"Ultimately she got into the habit of telling people what she thought, even when they didn't ask, and she started to influence and change things. " When you don't tell people how you feel, you deny them the opportunity to change. How many times have you heard someone say, " It's a good thing you said something..." You are right to encourage people to speak up, @Graham Edwards. Even though it isn't always easy to do, it is important. Good companies and good leaders provide opportunities for their employees to both contribute to and question initiatives. I realize there are risks involved at times, but quite often shaking things up creates opportunity.
- 20/10/2016The Worldwide Authors Conspiracy welcomes Sara Jacobovici to its ranks of Author-Members. See Sara's work at the WWACO beBee Hive: https://www.bebee.com/group/worldwide-authors-conspiracy
or via our website at: http://www.wwaco.org
- Producer18/10/2016Trapping IdeasA great value of a social media platform is linked to its ability to promote symbiosis of minds. I have reasons to claim this. Like a tree and a fungus forming symbiotic relationship that both parties strive to keep so are minds that work...
Comments24/10/2016 #42 Ali Anani#41 Dear @namita sinha- I wish every bee would read your great and penetrating comment. You wrote "Writing and reading are medium to feel aware of our feelings and give them a safe route of expression and exchange, its almost a kind of meditation to focus on conscious writing / reading". How true!
EMotional Networks based on clusters of emotions shall reveal new findings, and I have no doubt this statement is valid. The network might show five main emotions as clusters. Emotions have connections to each other. Love shall attract people and hatred shall do a well. I started to see emotions in different perspectives.
Dear @namita sinha- do share your ideas in a buzz. They shall be valuable.24/10/2016 #41 namita sinha#40 Well, a kind of synchronicity again Dr @Ali Anani, indeed after reading your post, as already expressed, I too have been thinking on posting on how Emotional Connections are so vital and fundamental to successful social media networking, ad infact they are but "Emotional networks .. ". Come to think of it, why we all are pulled to your buzzes , well of course because you put forth such wonderful ideas but also because you value our feelings and emotions when we respond with our comments , which ultimately helps us further with our expressions and ideations . It is indeed a symbiotic relationship of great content and emotional satisfaction . As humans , we are driven constantly by how we feel ,..and its anytime good to be aware of these emotions and not suppress them.
Writing and reading are medium to feel aware of our feelings and give them a safe route of expression and exchange, its almost a kind of meditation to focus on conscious writing / reading .And some social media networks as these, allow for this safe haven to exist for all of us - where we come together for an emotional as much as an intellectual exchange ; and that's also a reason why ultimately its the like minded and emotionally close ones who become a part of a certain group / hive / community.... We feel the bond and the connection growing strong, don't we, we almost start caring for each other even though we may not have even met or spoken to so many in our networks ! The vibes continue ... to attract more ...
And as I am reflecting more on this...glad to see that it rings a bell to you too...and you shall do great justice, I am sure :)24/10/2016 #40 Ali Anani#39 Dear @namita sinha-it is always a pleasure to read your comments any time. You concluded your comment with a gem "we tend to learn so much from the processes at play around us in the nature and its never enough ...".
I don't know how feasible or even silly the idea that started ringing in my head if we have social networks why don't we have equally emotions networks? When we socialize are emotions are involved. How to relate the two is an idea that started brewing. May be you can help, dear namita24/10/2016 #39 namita sinhaDear Sir @Ali Anani, loved this buzz from you and though a bit delayed my response, I still stand to gain even more - by the post and the enriching comments as well by so many Bees !
When you talk of symbiotic existence, I am instantly connected to the idea of Emotional Intelligence in Action in Human relationships , be it at workplace, family or any other social context. And its indeed true that Social Media is another powerful one to germinate a most powerful network of connected ones.
So though Emotional intelligence ( commonly referred to as EI or EQ) begins with building awareness of one's own feelings and behaviour and then to those of others, its all about using this awareness and knowledge towards constructive and mutually beneficial long term relationships. Hence the one who knows how his partner is expected to feel and behave in a situation uses this intuition and wisdom to build the most fulfilling relationships and experiences. The perfect case for harmonious existence and synergy, but ofcourse , only if purpose and intent as always is right and not manipulative towards greed and short term gains !
Coming to ideas again, I would say its all about being aware in the moment and taking it up one at a time rather than rushing and multi tasking or forcing ideas towards deadlines ! One needs to slow down at times or change gears so to say !
Your metaphors beautifully support the fact again , that we tend to learn so much from the processes at play around us in the nature and its never enough ...22/10/2016 #38 Ali Anani#31 As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.- yes, I agree completely with @Sara Jacobovici View more#31 As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.- yes, I agree completely with @Sara Jacobovici in expanding this into what promises to be a great buzz. Close22/10/2016 #35 Ali Anani#28 I believe it is distortion i thinking and all for me mentality- I have done it alone- I have achieved this on my own- are just examples of this pretension. An almighty tree builds symbiotic relationship with fungi and together they established the most powerful underground social networks. It is not strong with strong or weak with strong as much as it is what symbiosis offers the two parties.22/10/2016 #34 Ali Anani#27 Yes, and I am truly happy this thought resonated wit you @Deb Lange. Being our own doesn't man isolation and no matter how strong an individual is he/she needs other people. It is going to the extremes and this or that mentality that is causing this distortion. And like you said this becomes an awakening to building symbiotic relationship and we have to search on how best to do that as not all people are the same.20/10/2016 #32 Deb Helfrich#31 I so appreciate the encouragement, @Sara Jacobovici. I have been marinating a lot on the seeming contradiction of independence and interdependence as they are both always present, it just depends on which way we squint - like the visual illusions where one image yields two entirely different pictures depending on which feature we focus on. And of course , fractal patterns - we, as observers, are the determining factor between seeing the initial shape or the larger patterns the repetition of that initial shape creates - that shape is always both an independent entity and an essential part of the pattern.
Watching all these ideas, concepts, and different expressions by different minds each day is priceless. I am so grateful for all this knowledge ripe for snatching as it flies by; I feel like a Venus Flytrap myself.
As @Ali Anani said "The movement of the parts selve the functionality of the whole system. "20/10/2016 #30 Deb Helfrich#28 It feels like we are moving a bit more in the direction of seeing the entire globe as a web of symbiotic relationships, but it runs counter to the trend of putting ourselves - humans - into boxes for the last century or so. As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.20/10/2016 #28 Deb LangeIn reality, we do not live our lives n our own. We are all in symbiotic relationships with each other, but, we pretend we are independent. I wonder if we accepted this natural condition to be interdependent whether we could be better at supporting one another in work and life.20/10/2016 #27 Deb LangeDear @Ali Anani it is the symbiotic relationship that resonates with me so much in this post. Our society has favoured individualism, do things for yourself, be independent etc - that is all very well, I think we do need to be responsible. BUT, when we think for ourselves and create our lives as if we are separate from each other, we wonder why so many people feel alienated.
Many people feel at odds with how to be inter-dependent, or how to create a symbiotic relationship like plants, where you may do something for me and I do something different, but we are both supporting each other in different ways. In reality, we are not alone and we can not live without one another. I do hope we can learn how to create better symbiotic relationships with each other and all of nature.
- 18/10/2016OFTEN SEEN AS NEGATIVE, TRUE CYNICISM IS VERY OFTEN THE MULCH OF IDEALISM... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/cynicism-as-positivity
Comments18/10/2016 #1 Phil FriedmanOFTEN SEEN AS NEGATIVE, TRUE CYNICISM IS VERY OFTEN THE MULCH OF IDEALISM... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/cynicism-as-positivity
- Producer18/10/2016What Does Your Booklist Say About You?Periodically posts pop up about what people are reading or have read, most recently fellow Bee Kevin Pashuk. We all see them. What’s on your nightstand/eReader? People, myself included, reply with a wide variety of answers. As I read through the...
Comments18/10/2016 #3 Phillip HubbellIn my life, I have tended to read authors in order of their works. So I read all of Vonnegut after the first one, all of Heinlein, a lot of Arthur C. Clark, all of Victor Hugo, all of Ayn Rand. Binge read Michener, Twain, Thoreau, Bach, Tom Wolfe, Hunter S Thompson, Tolkien, Nietzsche, Poe, Kafka, Hesse and Tolstoy. Then my father in law gave me a set of The Great Books of Western Civilization, containing Aristotle, Plato, Henry James, Swift, Virgil, etc., that I still read. I like and have read lots of science fiction and fantasy sets of novels. I do read some non-fiction, books on RFID, project management, Internet of Things and various technical stuff. But mostly I read fiction. I write non-fiction…sort of…as my books are set in a fictional universe of my own design. I am thinking about starting down the path of histories written by historical figures…Churchill, Napoleon, Caesar. Reading is what prompted me to write.
- Producer18/10/2016What Foreign Exchange Students Should Know About Their Financial Options? The financial situation of every international student is different, so it is important to discuss your financial eligibility with college officials instead of following the recommendations of your peers. Tutors from answershark.com/ will always...
Comments18/10/2016 #1 Vincent AndrewThe basic premise of your article is that it is important to consider finance before travelling abroad for further study. Finance is of course a major consideration for any international student wishing to study abroad. My experience is rather different from what you state here but that is probably because I have two kids studying in universities in Australia and the UK and not the U.S. which seems to be the focus of your article. As international students, my kids had to open bank accounts BUT they can withdraw cash from their student accounts. While getting financial advice from admission counsellors is fine, there is also value in asking what the cost of living of students is for peers who are already studying abroad. Things like prices of food, transport, entertainment, accommodation, etc. International students incur higher fees than local students so the additional fee that needs to be paid is worth looking at in greater detail. However, I agree with you on the point about flight tickets.
- 17/10/2016Congratulations to all the latest new beBee Ambassadors!!!
Comments19/10/2016 #47 CityVP ManjitI raise my glass to each moment of renaissance at beBee and congratulate all. If brand is our authentic soul, then brand is simply name we describe that flow and practice. I view beBee as a 21st Century energy, and as Shakespeare said "thinking makes it so". beBee has helped me spread my own wings of learning and I accept such grace in its being, as a life-long learning media and as a way of relating to our own personal affinity.18/10/2016 #39 John ValledorWho is the beBee "brand ambassador" for Veterans in this channel? Did s/he serve in combat in any of the conflicts since 9/11 so as to have an affinity for the contemporary challenges facing this unique population group?
LinkedIn has a very visible and powerful campaign to help their veteran members, including free Premium services (for a year) and free access to online job seeker training (Lynda.com). I know beBee has no premuim counterpart, but does beBee even desire to compete in this fashion?
Why am I asking these questions?
As an active member on LinkedIn and combat veteran, I'm often asked by many of my fellow veteran connections (over 2,000) the following, "what does beBee do to promote, advocate, support, inspire, inform, engage veterans curious about joining this platform?"
I'm a supportive beBee member, but I too see little effort to target yet another micro-social media savyy population.
Help me here fellow bees...17/10/2016 #32 Gerald Hecht#27 @Dean Owen I didn't know (I never know? How things I "write" are perceived; which is why I take my time with them and try not to "crank 'emout" ...anyway...Congratulations to all of the new ambassadors (I've read and admired all of your work --so not new in that sense); new Ambassadors however! Wow; again congratulations!17/10/2016 #30 Gerald Hecht@Teresa Gezze Are you really living in Cleveland? What is that like? Never mind--you can tell me later or whatever (like I'm one to talk anyway living in Baton Rouge)...anyway, I am very surprised by this news; Congratulations to all of the new ambassadors (I've read and admired all of your work --so not new in that sense) ; new Ambassadors however! Wow...again congratulations!
- 17/10/2016"If Zack Galifianakus doesn’t get to push a Lucky Dogs cart around New Orleans as Ignatius J. Reilly in a screen version of Confederacy, he might do just as well playing Muller in a Hollywood picaresque cut from You Can Lead a Horse to Water."
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- Producer14/10/2016What’s Being Hidden About Louisiana and How it Has Everything to Do With Agenda 21 (N.Morgan) There has been a lot of speculation about why the Obama camp has completely ignored the Louisiana floods and what that may imply. Why has this administration ignored these victims of these disasters?The Mayor of Walker, Louisiana publicly...
Comments19/10/2016 #32 Charles David Upchurch#17 I looked at
and I do not readily see what you are talking about.
Please understand that I not only care... I also have very real health problems of my own. Of course, that's no comfort or reassurance to you or to anyone else who reads this.
I just wrote and then deleted a longer and more argumentative comment. I decided I can be more helpful to humanity if I do not allow myself to become any more embroiled in conflict.
I wish you the best with your research, and with your cause.19/10/2016 #31 Franci Eugenia HoffmanI am no expert as to what takes place in Louisiana. With that said, my mother and her family were born and raised there and I traveled to and spent time there frequently. I often heard and read about unfortunate goings on in their politics and have for years. IMHNRO, much goes on that is amiss.19/10/2016 #30 jesse kaellis#29
I'm watching this: http://123movies.to/film/ride-the-tiger-a-guide-through-the-bipolar-brain-11522/watching.html View more#29
I'm watching this: http://123movies.to/film/ride-the-tiger-a-guide-through-the-bipolar-brain-11522/watching.html
I think I need an adjustment. I'm not doing that well. The insomnia is getting worse and worse. I don't want to fall into a clinical depression. I didn't want to address this because it is very hard to get your meds right. I don't want to start fucking around with a -- I don't even have a psychiatrist now. I'm not that fond of them. I'm disheartened that I have to deal with this.
So -- yeah, a roller coaster ride. I seek stability about all. Thanks, Gerald. Close19/10/2016 #28 jesse kaellis#27
View counts go up and down. When I get one hundred, I'm tempted to delete the entire post, but someone may have chosen to relevant it or commented and I have to respect them. And leave it up even though I'm embarrassed. Sometimes you just have to say fuck it. It's YOUR experience. YOU are writing about it. This is writing for social media. It's something to enjoy, pass the time, share what matters to you. And if you connect with people that's a bonus. It happens from time to time.17/10/2016 #26 jesse kaellis#25
That's the same for me when I write about Vegas, the life I lived there. There were thousands of people who were negotiating the very same circumstances that I was navigating. Nothing unusual about it. The only difference? I give voice to my memories. And there are people still living that life and have been living that life 20 years after I walked away from it.
So -- yes, I understand you, you want to give voice to a larger picture and that's worthy. But since you are the narrator naturally the focus will fall on you. The way it falls on me.17/10/2016 #23 jesse kaellis@ Gerald -- sometimes I misunderstand your comments. I merely want to be supportive since you are going through an ordeal. It's not a conspiracy THEORY if there is malfeasance in pursuit of profit or carelessness in pursuit of profit. It is a real conspiracy. "And that's the name of that tune." As Baretta used to say.17/10/2016 #20 Gerald Hecht#19 @Joel Anderson This is the sanitized reaction to being accused of an agenda: http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/ and THESE ARE WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO SWIM IN THE AGENDA:
Who knew "AGENDAS" WERE REALLY WET, BURNED HOLES IN YOUR CLOTHES AND LEFT YOU WITH BILLS FOR TREATMENT OF CHEMICAL BURNS NOT COVERED BY YOUR DEDUCTIBLE?17/10/2016 #19 Joel AndersonIs this the agenda? https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/Agenda21.pdf View moreIs this the agenda? https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/Agenda21.pdf Just want to make sure I understand the context here. Close17/10/2016 #18 Gerald HechtThis must be something cooked up by some "conspiracy buffs": THESE ARE NOT REAL PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES MATTER OR ANYTHING...wow! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/on-today-s-baton-rouge-weather17/10/2016 #12 Gerald Hecht#11 @Charles David Upchurch You really don't understand what's been done to the Southeastern Louisiana Delta Plain; and you don't want to know --you feel comfy with your head in your "conspiracy theory blanket"...nice UH OH! LOOK CHARLES; OFFICIAL NEWS; WHAT WILL YOU DO NOW? http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/16/10/2016 #11 Charles David Upchurch"Are," not "ate." Darn typos!
My "hyperbole" comment was directed to Nicole, not to Gerald. My assertion that the author was exaggerating was well documented with a direct quote from the article, and a live link to a local resource that has enough detail to demonstrate the insccuracy and hyperbole in Nicole's representation of events.
What most people who live in coastal areas do not want to admit is that they live in areas which have become dangerous, and it is no longer prudent to remain in those areas. People become attached to places, and they want to stay there, so they get angry when tax-supported programs are not sufficient to enable them to stay.16/10/2016 #10 Brian McKenziePolicies and agencies that bullhorn Social Justice, Transition, Resilience, Sustainability and Climate Change are shills for money laundering, political graft, totalitarian control and population reduction. The are not your friends. Go to the source white paper, read their own words. People are miscreant livestock ~ and they intend to act in line with that view.
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Comments17/10/2016 #100 AnonymousAcabo de hacerlo: 66% 34%. Suelo ser bastante perfeccionista en lo que hago (como escribir, para que se me entienda), es uno de los motivos del 66%. Y no me gusta el cotilleo, uno de los motivos del 34%. Igual lo hago otro día me sale 60% 40%. Si es que somos tan variables.
- 17/10/2016The CNNN introduces Sherman, The Street Philosopher, from the Pulpit. Bringing you all the news that's unfit to print. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-able/bringing-you-all-the-news-that-s-unfit-to-print
- Producer16/10/2016Danger: Too much sugar!About six years ago I woke up in the morning feeling dazed. It was so unlike any other mornings. I tried to get up on my feet but instantly I slumped to the bed. When I opened my eyes I felt my head was spinning. Even with my eyes closed, it had...
Comments18/10/2016 #10 Vincent Andrew#7 Yes you have a point Ken. I'll ask my doctor for a specialist. In the past one week alone, I have taken so little rice. Just once and that too was a third of what I normally consume in a meal. I never thought I could do this and I never thought I could make this change. Thank you for the link Ken and for commenting. I really appreciate it.18/10/2016 #9 Vincent Andrew#6 Thanks Lisa for commenting. I agree change takes time. I am taking it a day at a time, a meal at a time. I do like barley. Switching to a different kind of diet is rather uncomfortable after all the habit that has been formed over the years. Still, health is a priority. As they say, 'Health is Wealth'. :)17/10/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher#7 Good points @Ken Boddie. One type of Dr. that has more knowledge of the body overall is an Internal Medicine Dr. I agree, seeking help with the proper professionals is a must. Once a person is diagnosed with diabetes they need to keep a daily check on their blood sugar levels. You can't do that without a prescription to get the device. Also, some people need to go on medicine for uncontrolled diabetes or in other cases a Dr. will tell the person to inject themselves if their blood sugar goes over 150. When a person begins to exhibit signs, that means diabetes is already out of control.17/10/2016 #7 Ken BoddieAs diet change has the potential to not only alter change in the body, Vincent, but also quality of life and lifestyle, I suggest that you ask your doctor (presumably a General Practitioner and not specialist) for a consultation with a specialist and also a consultation with a dietician. As you quite correctly point out, and @Dean Owen has also queried, even a cursory search of medical journals appears to produce confusing and possibly ambiguous results. GPs are a tremendous asset to the community, but no one medical practitioner can be expected to be fully knowledgable on all aspects of medical science, medical research and its evolution. Conversely, it can be dangerous for the 'uninitiated' to perform self healing based on 'Dr Google'. Can't be any harm, however, in seeking out additional medical advice, as suggested above, if you are in this for the long haul.17/10/2016 #6 Lisa GallagherI'm glad you sought medical attention @Vincent Andrew. It's true, many walk around unknowingly with diabetes because it takes some time for Type ll diabetes before a person may exhibit symptoms. What you wrote of is good for others to know if they are just not feeling themselves or worse yet, dizzy and unable to function. People can walk around with fairly high blood sugar levels without knowing they have diabetes. Your blood sugar must have been over 300? I must have some Asian blood in me, because I LOVE white rice and noodles too. I've been trying to cut back because I had gestational diabetes with my second child. I was told my chances of developing Type ll were 50% higher after I hit the age of 50. One thing I love that helps with the bad carb cravings is Barley. I know it's hard to get used to not eating white rice but even Quinoa is a nice substitute. I think change takes time. Thanks for sharing this and thanks for the exercise reminder. I just started a fast paced power walking class on youtube via my TV ;-)17/10/2016 #4 Dean OwenI can understand the "coffees" (by the way the "Starbuck’s Hot Mulled Fruit - Grape with Chai, Orange and Cinnamon Venti" sounds quite yummy, but who orders a Venti?), but rice is a surprise, noodles not so much. But looking at diabetes rates by country, India, China, US, Indonesia and Japan make up #1-5. Interesting to note obesity ranks for the top five are very different (US, Mexico, UK, Slovakia, Greece). I can't imagine a life without rice and noodles. Japan has the highest life expectancy, and we eat rice 3 times a day!17/10/2016 #3 Vincent Andrew#1 "The overall association in men was not clear, although there was a suggestion of increased risk of type 2 diabetes with rice intake in physically inactive men and smoking men. Bread or noodle intake was not associated with risk of type 2 diabetes." So bread and noodles seem ok. However, my doctor says 'noodles is rice and rice is sugar'. The science is rather confusing at times Ken.17/10/2016 #1 Ken BoddieInteresting post, Vincent. Have you researched or considered brown rice instead of white rice? I am certainly no expert but the following link be of some interest to you and your doctor. .
- Producer16/10/2016Construction demands good communicationAs a child we played a game which I’m sure many of you played. We sat in a circle and one person whispered a message in to their neighbour’s ear who then passed the message to their neighbour by whispering in their ear, who passed the message on,...
Comments16/10/2016 #1 Lisa GallagherVery thorough article @Paul Netscher. I agree, good communication is vital. This not construction work related but contractor work- we once hired a company to remove all of our shrubs and replace them with new shrubs. The man was in his late 70's (the owner) of this large landscaping business. We had a contract but it was explicit enough to cover us. We placed too much faith in this man because of his age and he appeared to be a man of his word. They never came back to take care of the new shrubs the next summer as promised (it wasn't in the contract) and he also planted shrubs we did not agree on- again the contract was too vague. We learned a lesson with that one. He charged us A LOT of money, so it was a major disappointment that his word was not sincere. That was our fault in the end.
- Producer16/10/2016BITTER TASTE OF SUCCESS!Sitting in front of the open window, watching the sunset sky, how it smeared the horizon with crimson color, and how delightful it appears! Sitting in an arm chair and relaxing the life being gifted to me with so much composure and grandeur!...
Comments18/10/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley@debasish majumder , "We were familiar with humility, not humiliation and always an unspeakable joy we were engulfed with, despite we faced numerous constraints. " Growing up was a phase of learning and finding ourselves. In finding yourself you had to let go to move forward, but the rear view mirror is always there as a reminder not to forget our roots. You may not have remembered him in the other developing phases of your journey, but at the time when he needed you to remember you did. You went back. I'd like to think ( even telepathy) your spirit was in tune with his own, and he needed you to make that journey then not before. There would have been great joy for him in having been friends with you in youth. He would have memories to take him through the years without the riches, but do not think he was lost without your wealth. It takes a great man, and a great love to return, when he probably needed the help for his family - that is the honor in love , to give when we do not get the comfort of thanks.
I appreciate this post and sharing my friend.
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Comments14/10/2016 #2 Ali AnaniPatterns has a significant say To make an array with graceful spray Whether zebra, snake or frog Nature displays unique colors with amazing knock Yesterday, today and tomorrow Nature entwine all with an infinite row Inevitable for all to come across the design to grow Nature thus maintains her pattern with a pristine blow! I love these extracts from your lovely poem dear Debasish Majumder. With amazing knock you knocked my heart and passions for patterns and you know that for sure. Keep going. I warmly appreciate your generous dedication14/10/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia HoffmanThis is a lovely dedication to our dear @Ali Anani, Debasish and I especially like these flowing words.
"Some may hibernate with amazing gesture
Nature orchestrate all with a unique mixture
A lovely hype with grandeur in rhythm
Nature guide is as an anthem, an enigma of paradigm
Where we all synchronized in an inevitable sync of jovial gleam!"